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Suede and Chain Necklace
Suede and Chain Necklace
Here’s a fun project that lets you combine two styles into one versatile and creative style. Let’s get started! Round up your wire cutters and chain-nose pliers. You’ll also need a length of suede cord and a length of chain,… [Read article]


Jagged Little Necklace
Jagged Little Necklace
Sleek and feminine, this vibrant necklace is as colorful as it is creative. I have a feeling you’re up to the challenge of creating it, too. So, let’s get started. First off, gather what you’ll need — and you’ll need… [Read article]


Double Chain and Pendant Necklace
Double Chain and Pendant Necklace
Like chain? Here’s an easy project that adds life to ordinary chain. First, you’ll need to round up chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, jump rings, a lobster clasp, a pendant and two types of chain, preferably one more ornate chain and… [Read article]


Jamaican Shell Set
Jamaican Shell Set
When my mother-in-law told mentioned she is planning a trip to Jamaica, I thought Mother’s Day would be a good opportunity to make her something fun and bright that she would enjoy wearing while there. She loves shells, so I… [Read article]


Unakite and Chain Necklace and Earring Set
Unakite and Chain Necklace and Earring Set
This sophisticated necklace and earring set has classic appeal and boasts easy wearable style for those who enjoy more understated accessories. And it’s insanely easy to create! First things first. Round up some antique gold colored chain, faceted glass beads,… [Read article]


Onyx Elephant Necklace
Onyx Elephant Necklace
My mother-in-law, God love her, took well to the idea of beading. But she’d never realized that there is more to beading than just stringing beads on wire. She is a busy lady, who’s always on the move, so when… [Read article]


Dragonfly Ribbon Necklace
Dragonfly Ribbon Necklace
Thinking outside the box creatively and trying something new needn’t feel like you’re moving a mountain. I was a bit reluctant to give ribbon a try, but now I’m glad I did. This necklace is a breeze to make, and… [Read article]


Olive Grove Necklace and Earring Set
Olive Grove Necklace and Earring Set
The beads in this necklace caught my eye because I liked the unique way they moved on the bead strand; I thought it created a look of depth and texture and, with this deep olive color, a look of warmth,… [Read article]


Shades of Blue Necklace
Shades of Blue Necklace
It’s easy to find inspiration in the emerging beauty of spring, and it’s fun to think of all the colorful creations you can whip up with a little bit of effort and a few materials! Let’s get started on a… [Read article]


Edybeady's Autumn Necklace
Edybeady’s Autumn Necklace
My favorite little bead store, Edybeady’s Bead Shoppe, has such wonderful finds, it’s hard not to be inspired every time you go in! This project is a tribute to Edy, as many of the irresistible beads and crystals in… [Read article]


Jade Teardrop Necklace
Jade Teardrop Necklace
I am a lover of simplicity and also the color green, so it goes without saying that this necklace is a hit for me! Round up about 15 inches of gold chain (less or more, depending on your preference), a… [Read article]


Circle of Love Necklace
Circle of Love Necklace
I’ve had way more fun assembling a group of rings than I ever thought I would! It may very well be the simplicity of all those rings together that appeals to me. At any rate, it was an entirely satisfying… [Read article]


Senegal Sunset Necklace
Senegal Sunset Necklace
If you have an eye for color and a taste for the bold (yet classic!) you’re going to love this necklace. Round up your usual beading materials: gold beading wire, a gold hook clasp, crimp beads, crimping pliers, chain-nose pliers,… [Read article]


Jade and Pearl Necklace
Jade and Pearl Necklace
Spring is in the air with this gorgeous gem and pearl treat! This necklace idea started with the focal bead that I wanted to create a special piece for. It was especially eye-catching, and I knew only a spectacular supporting… [Read article]


Birthday Bead Get Together Necklace
Birthday Bead Get Together Necklace
I know, I know — odd name for this project! It’s actually named for my favorite cousin who has an upcoming birthday later this month. I wanted to make something special for her, and had such fun making this necklace,… [Read article]


Moss Jasper Necklace Set
Moss Jasper Necklace Set
Green is my favorite color, so it’s not hard to imagine why I was drawn to these stones. I was completely inspired by them! This set is easy to create, is subtly classic, but sure to grab attention, too. Though… [Read article]


Triple Chain Beaded Necklace
Triple Chain Beaded Necklace
This stylish and colorful three-chain necklace delivers three times the wow, and with a little patience and good bead selection, you’ll be proud to say you made this piece! To start, you’ll need three different types of silver or gold… [Read article]


Eclectic and Earthy Leather Necklace
Eclectic and Earthy Leather Necklace
I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a granola sort, so trying something new like a leather cord necklace really appealed to me, as it has an earthy sort of feel. I also wanted to break a few rules by mixing… [Read article]


Beaded Chain Eyeglass Holder
Beaded Chain Eyeglass Holder
While it’s true that making beaded eyeglass holders is much like making a necklace, length is important so that your glasses will rest about mid chest. Lengths will be different for everyone, depending on your size, so measure some beading… [Read article]


Standout Jewelry: Some Disassembly Required
Standout Jewelry: Some Disassembly Required
A few years back I bought my mother-in-law a jewelry gift set I thought she might like. Wrong! The set was just too plain for her. Now that I make jewelry, she recently gave the set back to me… [Read article]


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